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Suspense (1930 film)

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Directed byWalter Summers
Written byWalter Summers
Patrick MacGill
Based onSuspense
by Patrick MacGill
Produced byWalter Summers
StarringMickey Brantford
Cyril McLaglen
Jack Raine
Hay Petrie
CinematographyTheodor Sparkuhl
Hal Young
Edited byWalter Stokvis
Music byDallas Bower
Distributed byWardour Films
Release date
  • 4 July 1930 (1930-07-04)
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Suspense is a 1930 British war film directed by Walter Summers and starring Mickey Brantford, Cyril McLaglen and Jack Raine.[1] The battle effects were created under the supervision of Cliff Richardson at Elstree Studios which was owned by British International Pictures.[2] The film's sets were designed by John Mead. It is an adaptation of the play of the same title by Patrick MacGill.


During the First World War a British unit take up a new position in a trench unaware that the Germans are laying a mine underneath it.



  1. ^ Suspense at the British Film Institute. Published: No date given. Retrieved 29 June 2013
  2. ^ Action! Fifty Years in the Life of a Union. Published: 1983 (UK). Publisher: ACTT. ISBN 0 9508993 0 5. Gunpowder and Smoke - Cliff Richardson p125 "On Walter Summers' film Suspense I was put in charge of battle effects, which were on a fairly large scale."..."Even today I shudder to think of the chances that were taken in making up flash powder..."

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